Requirements

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required. Please pay by credit card as you submit your application online. The application fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

Smith Super Saturdays

Smith Super Saturdays are interview days specifically for the Part Time MBA program. Interviews are held in Van Munching Hall on select Saturday's throughout the admissions cycle corresponding to each application deadline. You can find the upcoming schedule here.

Conducted during the first half of the day by current students and alumni, Smith Super Saturdays provide each and every applicant the opportunity to formally present her or himself as a candidate to our Part Time MBA community. In addition, activities including networking sessions, workshops and panels round out the experience and provide a look into the professional network and culture that is uniquely Smith. Details about Smith Super Saturdays are emailed directly to each applicant approximately ten days after each application deadline. While interviews are not required in order to gain formal admission, they are strongly encouraged.

GMAT/GRE Exam

The GMAT or GRE is required of all applicants to the Part-time MBA Program. For more information on the GMAT, and to request an official score report, please visit www.mba.com. For more information on the GRE, and to request an official score report, please visit www.ets.org/gre.

When requesting a score report be sent to the University of Maryland, please use the following institutional codes:

GMAT

  • Part-Time MBA code is SQT-N8-26

GRE

  • Institution code is 5814

GMAT/GRE Waiver Process

A GMAT/GRE waiver may be considered if an applicant has demonstrated excellent quantitative, analytical and verbal skills through academic records and/or a successful career trajectory.

Minimum Standards for GMAT/GRE waiver consideration for the Part Time MBA Program:

Work Experience

5 substantive years or above

Undergrad GPA

3.0 or Above

Undergrad Major

All types of STEM and business degrees

The following evidence may be considered to strengthen any candidate’s application for waiver:

- Evidence of quantitative experience and career advancement via resume, essay, recommendation.

- Evidence of leadership via resume, essay, recommendation.

- Professional certifications earned including PMP, CPA, CFA or Six Sigma.

- Other advanced degrees.

Candidates that meet these standards may still be asked to provide a GMAT/GRE score at the discretion of the admissions committee. A GMAT/GRE waiver is not guaranteed and an approved waiver does not guarantee admission to the Part Time MBA program.

Instructions on Applying for a GMAT/GRE Waiver

In order to be reviewed for a GMAT/GRE waiver, applicants must first submit a complete application (all required components except the official GMAT or GRE scores) in order for the Admissions Committee to consider a waiver. Instead of providing their GMAT or GRE scores, they must complete the GMAT/GRE waiver section in the application and state their reasons for requesting a waiver review. Once the application is complete and the GMAT/GRE waiver request has been submitted, a waiver review typically takes 2 weeks.

Academic History

The online application allows you to upload a scanned official transcript(s) for each college or university attended. If the official transcript where you received your degree does not state the degree was conferred, please also upload an official diploma or official copy of your degree received (most schools already list the conferred degree on the transcript). If you are formally admitted to the University of Maryland, you will be required to submit an official transcript to the graduate school. If your transcript is not in English, please also an official transcript translated into English.

The University of Maryland Graduate School requires all admitted students to have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.80/4.00. Applicants who have a grade point average below 2.80 are encouraged to use the optional essay to address this point.

Quantitative Preparation

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to successfully complete quantitative course work. Candidates without previous undergraduate or graduate quantitative course work may be asked to demonstrate their abilities by taking a class (such as calculus) at an accredited institution prior to beginning MBA coursework.

TOEFL or IELTS

Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS official scores) is required for non-native English speakers. Those who have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from one of the countries listed here are waived of this requirement.

Contact www.toefl.org to request an official copy of your TOEFL test score to be sent to the University of Maryland at College Park - institutional code 5814. IELTS information can be found at www.ielts.org.

The University of Maryland downloads IELTS scores that have been transmitted to our e-download account. IELTS test takers should contact their IELTS test center directly to request electronic test scores be sent to the following IELTS e-download account:

University of Maryland - The Graduate School
2123 Lee Building
College Park, MD 20742

Please note: we cannot accept paper IELTS test report forms.

Requesting a Deferral

Admitted students begin their MBA program in the semester for which they have applied. If a student needs to request a deferral for an emergency medical reason, the admissions committee will consider requests on a case-by-case basis.